Merchiston Community Council
23 August 2014 
Speaking up for the people of Merchiston  
Welcome to
Merchiston Community Council's Website

Here you will find information about Merchiston Community Council, who we are, where we are, what we do and how you can have a say in local affairs. We shall also tell you a little about the area, the history, facilities and services.

Merchiston Community Council serves the area bounded by Newbattle Terrace in the south, Whitehouse Loan and Viewforth in the east, Dundee Street and Slateford Road to the north and Gray’s Loan and Cowan Road in the west. Check out our Boundaries page for further details.

We also include a few links to the websites of other organisations and useful contact details to access services in the area. Please have a look around the 40+ pages and be in touch. We look forward to meeting with you at the next meeting we hold in public.

Next Meeting

16 September 2014

Merchiston Tennis and Bowling Club

All Residents welcome

Currently on summer break - no public meetings

However if you have any queries or see/hear of anything that should be dealt with please do contact us using links to the right of this page

Meanwhile Craighouse over development continues apace please follow that and have your say on Morningside Community Council website and Facebook page

Developers behind the controversial £90 million Craighouse development pulled their last proposals after city planners dropped demands for underground parking and expensive stone facades.

Revised plans for the former university campus were submitted in May with a view to appearing before the planning committee in late summer. When you are busy with summer holidays.
This will be the third set of rejigged plans submitted by the Craighouse Partnership consortium – comprised of Sundial Properties, Mountgrange Investment and Napier University.

Dates for your Diary

Next meeting will be held in Merchiston Tennis and Bowling club in September

email MCC at
Chair or Secretary
Follow us on Twitter
comment on our Facebook page

Your City Councillors
Ward 9
Andrew Burns (Labour)
Gavin Corbett (Green)
David Kay (SNP)
Ward 10
Paul Godzik (Labour)
Sandy Howat (SNP)
Melanie Main (Green)
Mark McInnes (Conservative)

See our Community Services Page for your MSPs

Crime Stoppers
Non Urgent Police Call : 101

Power Cut
Power Loss and Emergency number
0845 272 79990845 272 7999

Nuisance Noise




Gas Emergency


Litter - Rapid Response


Other Useful Numbers

Council General no
0131 200 20000131 200 2000

Pavement cluttered up with 'stuff'?
SCNP - phone David Doig at the SCNP office
SWNP - phone Thomas Duff at the SWNP Office

[see partnership page]

See Contacts page for more useful numbers and links

See a Pot Hole - Call Clarence

Calls answered Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm.

Clarence 01315293080